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Marketing & Membership Manager for EFHT

Do you want your experience to count; to make a real difference to the environment? To Epping Forest? If you are an experienced marketing, communications and membership professional, this role could be for you! 

To apply download the application pack – visit:

Car Parking Charges

Daily parking charges now apply at some of the Forest Car parks. The system is cashless, accepting payments via RingGo.  Whilst 14 have been set up to date, additional Forest Car parks will introduce charging throughout the next year.

For Waymarked walk Maps, please click here


Flowers and Insects in Wanstead Park

Sunday 16 May  10:30 am – 12:30 pm

Unfortunately, we have had to cancel this event due to the COVID-19 Restrictions.

Led by naturalist Tricia Moxey, a journey to discover some of the fascinating wildlife found in Wanstead Park in springtime.

Meet: At the Tea Hut near the entrance to the Park from Northumberland Avenue, Wanstead, E12 5EZ.  Grid Ref: TQ415 870. What3words: dips.error.pits

There is some parking in Northumberland Road adjacent to the Park

A Tribute to Cyril Arthur Pearson and his "Fresh Air Fund"

Sunday 6 June 10:30 am – 12:30 pm – BOOKING ESSENTIAL

From 1894 the “Ragged School Union” brought the poorest children form the East End to Loughton to enjoy a day in the fresh air.  Georgina Green will lead us in their footsteps, to the site of the “Shaftesbury Retreat” and on to Debden Slade.

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Meet: At the car park at the junction of Smart’s Lane and the High Road, Loughton.  Accessible by foot from Loughton underground station on the Central Line, just as the children did 100 years ago. What3words: notes.chips.staple

Explore Highams Park Lane & the surrounding woodlands

Sunday 18 July 10:30 am – 12:30 pm – BOOKING ESSENTIAL

Join Gordon Turpin from the Highams Park Snedders on a walk through the woods and learn about the history of the area back to the Domesday Book.

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Meet: In front of Humphry’s Cafe, in The Highams Park, IG8 9RF (adjacent to Highams Park Lake). There is no car park, but you can park in nearby Charter Road as there are no parking restrictions.  Accessible by foot from Highams Park Station.  Grid Ref TQ394919 for start. What3words:

The Changing Face of Snaresbrook

Sunday June 27 10:30 am – 12:30 pm – BOOKING ESSENTIAL

Join local historian Lynn Haseldine-Jones for a walk in the now less rural parts of Woodford, learning a little of the families who shaped this area and why the Forest is as it is today.

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At the Forest car park on the south side of Snaresbrook Road, London E18 (not far from Eagle Pond). Grid Ref: TQ395890. What3words: order.spins.buyers

Northern Frontier

Sunday 1 August 10:30 am – 1 pm – BOOKING ESSENTIAL

A walk with Mike Rumble through undulating ancient parkland, past Copped Hall and back to the Forest ridge.

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Meet: Bell Common, Epping, opposite the Forest Gate Pub, Grid Ref. Please do not park in the Pub car park. Parking is available at the nearby Forest car park along Theydon Road and street parking along Bell Common Road. Grid Ref TL 450 011. What3words: edgy.mining.liability

Upcoming programme

We’re working on detailed pages, with maps, etc, so check back soon.

Meanwhile, visit us at the Epping Forest Visitor Centre at High Beach, Paul’s Nursery Road, High Beach, Loughton, IG10 4AF, Grid-Ref: TQ412981

About our walks

We have organised walks in the Forest for nearly 50 years. Our Celebration walk  began in 1978. Download one of the earlier publications about the walk, by clicking here.